Monday, December 5, 2011

Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Swirl Cookies


I'm kinda grumpy today, on account of I have to go to the eye doctor this afternoon.  Last time I went to the eye doctor he told me I couldn't see because my bangs were in my eyes.


Thanks very much.  Could I have my co-pay back now?

(I didn't get my co-pay back.  Also I can't read the E on the chart so it's pretty obvious I have bigger problems than bangs in my eyes.)

Anyways, when I need cheering up a chocolate pb combo will usually do it. I think I'm going to be eating a LOT of these today.

I haven't posted my Butterfinger brownie recipe yet, but these taste almost exactly like them.  The peanut butter gives them the most fabulous crumbly texture.  If you're on a diet you probably shouldn't make these.

Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Swirl Cookies
Recipe from Picky Palate

-1 cup creamy peanut butter
-2 sticks butter, softened
-1 cup sugar
-3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
-2 large eggs
-1 Tbsp vanilla extract
-1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (If you're weighing your flour, I used 8.75 oz; next time I will probably try 8.5 as these dried out quickly)
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-2 cups good quality chocolate chunks (not gonna lie, I just used chocolate chips but they *were* Guittard)
-1 cup cocoa powder

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner. Measure out your peanut butter, and then place in the freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.

Beat butter and sugars together until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until well combined.

Place flour, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. Add to wet ingredients along with cocoa powder, and chocolate chunks, slowly mixing until just combined.

Drop dollops of frozen peanut butter into dough and turn mixer on for just a few turns of the mixer to get swirls of peanut butter through the dough.

With a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet, about 1 inch apart from each other.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until cooked through.(Original recipe says 14-16 minutes but my first batch burnt to a crisp!  8 minutes was perfect for me but if yours aren't quite done add a few more minutes to the baking time.)  Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Consume within two days.  (They are great the next day but start to dry out quickly after that.)
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Lauren McAwesome said...

YUM! these are sister approved!

Joel and Becky said...

:) are awesome!! And your eye Dr is crazy! :) I wonder if it was the same one who told me I needed bifocals (yeah...was barely reality...I actually don't even need glasses...let alone bifocals). I am sorry you needed to go to the eye Dr...hope it went better this time! And if not...I am glad you have those AMAZING cookies to drown your eye dr woes! :) They look Awesome & absolutely delicious!!

Dip It In Chocolate said...

I'm pretty sure it must have been the same guy! At some point you've just got to retire... ;)

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